Juvederm is a smooth gel containing synthetic Hyaluronic acid (HA) derived from animal sources. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body whose main role is to bind to and absorb water, thereby creating hydration and holding moisture in the skin. Primarily used for the nasolabial folds and marionette lines Juvederm is also the first choice of Dr. Sofia Kirk for giving lip injections to patients who desire fuller looking lips.
The results Juvederm injections can last from 6 months to 1 year and is the first HA injectable filler shown to be safe with all skin types with no increased risk of hypertrophic scarring or hyper-pigmentation. Juvederm XC contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic which many patients claim greatly increases the comfort of the procedure. Many doctors prefer Juvederm over other HA fillers because of it’s smooth gel-like consistency and versatility of use.